• Whether as a stand-alone solution or integrated into a line, Bosch’s new horizontal flow wrapping machine ensures flexible processes and absolutely safe hermetic packages. (Picture: Bosch)
    Whether as a stand-alone solution or integrated into a line, Bosch’s new horizontal flow wrapping machine ensures flexible processes and absolutely safe hermetic packages. (Picture: Bosch)
  • Bosch’s horizontal flow wrapping machine Sigpack HML allows products such as blisters to be reliably hermetically packaged. (Picture: Bosch)
    Bosch’s horizontal flow wrapping machine Sigpack HML allows products such as blisters to be reliably hermetically packaged. (Picture: Bosch)
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Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a new horizontal-flow wrapping machine that can hermetically package pharmaceutical products.

The Sigpack HML can package items including blow-fill-seal vial cards, blisters, pens and inhalers, protecting them from external influences including oxygen, light and humidity.

“Thanks to its compact size, the Sigpack HML can be optimally employed even where space is limited,” said Rolf Steinemann, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.

“The machine not only can seamlessly be integrated into their lines, it is also suited as an excellent stand-alone solution. This means customers benefit from even greater flexibility in the packaging process.”

The machine can output up to 350 sealed packages per minute, using Longdwell heat sealing technology. “This ensures an extra-long sealing time, resulting in guaranteed tightly sealed seams, which means optimal protection for pharmaceutical products,” said Steinemann.

For heat-sensitive products, the HML is available with ultrasonic sealing, or the cover plates at the sealing station can be cooled.

Other quality options include a no gap no seal function for blister or BFS packages, which stops cross sealing if the package is not in the correct position, and a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) module which can remove residual oxygen from hermetically-sealed packages.

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